Workers here in the city and around the world are marking May Day with rallies and marches supporting of workers' rights.

Activists gathered for a rally in Union Square, despite the wet weather. They are marching about a half mile South to Washington Square Park.

Today's event was held to honor International Workers Day, but demonstrators are rallying on behalf of other issues such as immigration reform and the Black Lives Matter movement.

We spoke to a protestor who says these rallies are especially important during an election year.

"We believe that election is only secondary to the primary struggle that's in the streets, the struggle is not gonna end just because another person wins, you know, whether it's Bernie, Hillary or Trump, we know that the struggle is going to be ongoing for us, it's not going to change overnight," said Melanie Dulfo with the International Migrants Alliance.

Today marks the rally's 10th year.